Jump to content
  • Create an account or sign in to get involved

    Create an account

    Ask questions, share experiences and connect.

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Jason

Carnival suing Alabama shipyard that took in the Triumph

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Cruise giant Carnival is suing the Alabama shipyard that took in the Carnival Triumph earlier this year after it lost power at sea, Mobile's Press-Register reports.

The Press-Register says Carnival is blaming Mobile's BAE Systems shipyard and several related entities for what it says is more than $12 million worth of damage that occurred to the vessel during a storm that swept across the facility.

The Carnival Triumph broke free from its moorings at the shipyard during the April 3 storm, which was accompanied by wind gusts approaching 70 miles per hour. The ship drifted in the Mobile River before hitting another vessel, and damage to the Carnival Triumph included a noticeable 20-foot-long gash across its stern.

In its complaint, Carnival calls the moorings at the shipyard defective, the Press-Register says.

The suit also names Bernadette Johnson, the widow of a shipyard employee who died during the storm, according to the news outlet.

The BAE Systems shipyard took in the Carnival Triumph for repairs in the wake of the Feb. 10 engine room fire that knocked out the vessel's main power and left it dead in the water. During the incident, the ship's emergency backup power system kicked in but was inadequate to provide passengers with basic services including working toilets, elevators, air conditioning and lighting in many areas, and passengers reported miserable conditions on board for several days. The ship eventually was towed to Mobile.

The Press-Register says the widow who was named in Carnival's lawsuit had sued Carnival in May. The widow's late husband, John Johnson, was swept into the water during the storm and drowned.

In statements to the media at the time of the storm, Carnival referred to the damage to the Carnival Triumph as "limited."

By Gene Sloan, USA Today

For more cruise news & articles go to http://www.cruisecrazies.com/index.html

Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more

http://www.cruisecrazies.com

Click here to view the article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
    • 3 Posts
    • 49 Views
    • 3 Posts
    • 83 Views
    • 7 Posts
    • 71 Views
    • 6 Posts
    • 150 Views
    • 2 Posts
    • 42 Views

×

Become a Member - It's FREE!

Plan your Cruise. Share experiences. Connect with Cruisers.


Join CruiseCrazies Today - FREE!